STAR FLEET BATTLES PBEM PB2 - SETTING UP A GAME

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(PB2.0) SETTING UP A GAME

There are a few things you need to do before requesting a PBEM game of SFB.

  • Read and understand THESE rules. If there’s something unclear, then please feel free to E-mail the ADB PBEM Staff with your questions.
  • Decide what type of game you’re looking for. (ie; Standard Duel, Scenario #, Tourney Duel, etc.) In some cases, the Games Director of the PBEM Organization you’re playing with will only allow certain types of games. (Tourney / Non-Tourney / Playtest, etc.)
  • If it’s a non-time specific Scenario, then you’ll also need to decide a Year for the battle to take place. This will affect the availability of some ships / units.
  • Decide what rules you want to use. If you’re using PBEM Standard, or Tourney Rules, then you’re done with this step. Otherwise, make a listing of all the optional rules you want to include (or standard rules you want to exclude).
  • If you’re new to SFB itself, then you’ll need to make sure this fact is known before you call for a game.

(PB2.1) FINDING AN OPPONENT: Once you’re ready to go, you’ll need an opponent. The procedure for doing this varies depending on which PBEM SFB Organization you are playing with. These procedures will be specifically spelled out by each particular Games Director, along with where to send your startup information.

(PB2.2) MODERATORS: Every game must have a Moderator, which makes Moderators a very important commodity in the PBEM SFB universe. Generally, it is requested that every Player, after playing a couple of games, make themselves available to moderate games. Demand for Moderators can be quite high, and volunteering to help out will help to keep new game starts from being delayed.

While Players with some PBEM SFB experience are preferred as Moderators, it is not absolutely required. This information will also be provided by your PBEM SFB Organization, along with any requirements for Moderators.

Moderating a can be a very rewarding experience. (You get to see all the nasty tricks that two other Players can pull on one another. Then you can use them yourself!) So give it a try.

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